Sunday, August 30, 2009

How do I tell who is logged into a remote Windows box?

On Windows you can try:
C:\>nbtstat -a somebox
Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [] Scope Id: []
NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table
Name Type Status
testbox2<00> UNIQUE Registered
MYADS <00> GROUP Registered
testbox2<03> UNIQUE Registered
MYADS <1E> GROUP Registered
JDOE 03> UNIQUE Registered

MAC Address = 00-04-76-39-A9-F9
C:\> But if Netbios over TCP/IP it turned off it won't work.
In that case you may have to use a WMI script, but you would have to be an Admin on the remote box. On Unix:

bash-2.05# nmblookup -S somebox
querying testbox2 on somebox <00>
Looking up status of
testbox2 <00> - M
MYADS <00> - M
testbox2 <03> - M
MYADS <1e> - M
JDOE <03> - M

bash-2.05# The above will only work is the Windows box has Netbios over TCP/IP it turned on.

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